6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit introduces traditional and modern practices involved in crop production. It includes environmental, genetic, physiological and cultural factors influencing crop growth and yield, and emphasises the growth, development and yield of several important tropical crop species and their management for sustainable production. Practical sessions are designed to enhance students' understanding of plant growth, post-harvest requirements, as well as soil and environmental factors affecting plant growth.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to identify plant species of agricultural importance;
- Demonstrate good understanding of the principles involved in crop production and methods for crop improvement;
- Apply specialised knowledge on important factors affecting crop growth and yield to achieve sustainable production of important tropical crops;
- Analyse, interpret and present scientific data effectively.
Project reports: 30%
Laboratory reports: 10%
Examination (2 hours): 60%
- Three hours of lectures per week
- Three hours laboratory practical per week for eight weeks
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